The Meet-a-Mentor program seeks to bring together mentors and mentees based on shared experiences and areas of interest in order to develop the mentee’s goals and career skills, help them address and overcome challenges in their career and/or workplace, and also to broaden the mentor’s perspectives and mentoring skills. Mentors and mentees will be matched using optional criteria of the mentor and mentee’s choosing.
Potential mentors will be vetted by the Blue Team Village leads and existing mentors, with a vouch from either of those groups preferred. If an applicant doesn’t have a vouch, additional vetting will be conducted by the mentor team. This is subject to change as the program progresses. There will be monthly meetings open to both mentors and mentees, for which feedback can be submitted in written form or brought up in the meeting. Mentors will also have regular internal meetings. One on one mentoring sessions will be scheduled and conducted via the Blue Team Village Discord. If you are interested in being a mentor, please fill out our Meet-a-Mentor Interest Form.
Information collected as part of the mentor matching process is completely optional but recommended. This information is retained by BTV for as long as is necessary to match mentors and mentees, and will then be removed. Information can also be removed by request via the Meet-a-Mentor Feedback form.
We expect all mentors and mentees to agree to the Code of Conduct of the Blue Team Village, which is the same as the DEF CON CoC. In addition, we expect mentors and mentees to respect each other’s time as this is a volunteer-driven program, and to maintain an open mind specifically with respect to others’ differing experiences in the workplace and in the tech/hacker community.
Harassment and inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If you are experiencing harassment from another participant in this program, you can reach out to any of the Village leads, or report to BTV Organizers and the core mentor team via the feedback form if you would prefer to remain anonymous.